WILMINGTON — A pair of Mexican nationals caught shipping two pounds of meth through Ohio were each recently sentenced to several years of prison.
Jesus Oroz-Bustillos, 23, and Alberto Mireles, 25, each pled guilty late last month prior to jury trials scheduled in June.
The pair was caught in January by Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Kyle Doebrich while speeding on I-71, and K9 officer Ryo alerted to the vehicle. A search revealed two pounds of meth in a bag that was inside a cardboard box.
On May 24, both pled guilty to first degree felony charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs and prosecutors agreed to dismiss first degree felony charges of aggravated possession of drugs.
Oroz-Bustillos was sentenced to five years of prison as part of an agreed upon mandatory prison term with credit given for 132 days served. The contraband was ordered forfeit, and Oroz-Bustillos’ driving privileges were suspended for five years.
Mireles was sentenced to three years of prison with credit given for 132 days served, also as part of an agreed upon sentence. Mireles’ driving privileges were also suspended for five years.
This report is compiled from a criminal case disposition report provided by the Clinton County Clerk of Courts. The following cases were heard in Clinton County Common Pleas Court, presided over by Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck and his magistrates.
Listed below are a defendant’s name, age, their town of residence, the crime the defendant was found guilty of, the degree of felony and the terms of the sentence. Felonies are ranked from F1 (most serious) to F5 (least serious). Defendants found guilty also must pay court costs, but those amounts aren’t included in the disposition report.
The following people were sentenced in Clinton County Court of Common Pleas between May 23 and May 31:
• Jason Beckett, 37, of Bowersville, aggravated trafficking of drugs (F3) and aggravated possession of drugs (F5), sentenced 18 months prison (credit given for 73 days served), driver’s license suspended for 24 months, contraband forfeited, return $13,680.85 to a certain person.
• Alicia Wilson, 28, of Hillsboro, two counts receiving stolen property (F5), illegal processing of drug documentation (F5) and possession of heroin (F5), community control sanctions revoked, sentenced 12 months prison (credit given for 216 days served). Wilson’s charges stem from 2012 cases.
• Russell Hall Jr., 32, of Blanchester, receiving stolen property (F4), sentenced 27 months prison (credit given for 80 days served).
• David Campbell, 22, of Wilmington, two counts breaking and entering (F5), sentenced 12 months prison (credit given for 123 days served, pay $1,375 restitution to one person and $3,179.49 to another. A separate charge of breaking and entering, a charge of theft, two charges of petty theft and four charges of vandalism against Campbell were all dismissed.
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